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Calvin Wheeler, MD, BS Pharm

Assistant Professor

Dr. Calvin Wheeler is a pediatric physician with The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) who specializes in pediatric neurology and epilepsy. He also is the Institutional Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education for TPMG. Dr. Wheeler has served as a clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Neurology. His research interests are in antiepileptic medications and alternative epilepsy treatments.

Education and Training

  • BS Pharm, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • MD, University of California, Irvine
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Kings College Hospital and Medical School, GI-Liver Failure Department
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Residency, Pediatric Neurology, Boston University Combined Neurology Program-Boston City Hospital
  • Fellowship, Seizures and Neurophysiology, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship, Cerebral Palsy, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • KP Advanced Leadership Program, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • California HealthCare Foundation Leadership Program, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business


Selected Prior Positions

1983 Clinical Instructor
Department of Neurology, Children’s Hospital Boston-Harvard Medical School
1984 Clinical Instructor
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
1991-1997 Assistant Physician-in-Chief
Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center
1996 Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, UCSF
1998-2016 Physician-in-Chief
Kaiser Permanente Fremont and Greater Southern Alameda Area
1998-2016 Member
The Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors
2002-present Member
National Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Council, Kaiser Permanente
2016-present Institutional Director of Undergraduate Medical Education Graduate Medical Education
Community Benefit Governance and Contributions Committees, The Permanente Medical Group, Northern California


Selected Honors and Awards

2006-2007 National Medical Association Section Chair Recognition Award
National Medical Association
2014 NEPA Bay Area Achievers Award
2018 KPLA’s 2018 Visionary Signature Award